About the Course
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These are simple jobs that with a little skill and confidence you can do yourself. You only need to know some basic rules and know how to check your work so you can safely complete the task. There are so many jobs around the house from fixing electrical equipment, replacing fuses and checking if something is blown, to seeing if there is actually voltage at a socket using a plug in tester.
How about adding a ceiling light to your room replacing that old 100w bulb with a new energy saving LED fixture? Homeowners are always trying to improve their home and there are plenty of new switches, LED lights etc. that you can by from the DIY store but they are not always as straight forward to connect.
There are some electrical jobs that you are allowed to do yourself in the home that are perfectly legal to do but any major works should always be left to the professionals.
In the class you will learn what the electrical equipment in your house does and why it's important and how to do some basic tasks. You will also learn about low voltage equipment, AC, DC and different cables a full list of topics covered are listed below.
Our basic electrical course here at the Great British Woodshop will give you skills you need in a practical hands on class where you get to see how things work and ask all the questions you can think of.
House wiring basics
Circuit breakers and RCD’s
Cabling types and sizes
Earthing and Bonding
Plugs and sockets
Pattress boxes and plasterboard boxes
240v and low voltage lamps and holders
Test meters - measuring voltage, current and continuity
Wiring and colour codes
Wiring a lamp and switch and a socket
Heatshrink and how to use it
Part 2 of our course will build on the theory of part 1 and will involve practical learning.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Tea and coffee are available throughout the day. There is no lunch provided so bring your own or there is a local shop 1 min drive away. Local train station is approximately 10 mins walk and parking is available at the workshop.
I really enjoyed this course. The only electrics "experience" I've ever had was in school physics classes! David explained things really well and allowed me to ask lots of questions about things I wanted to do in my home. I'm attending more of his courses soon.
Marianne - - #19909
I attended the Basic Electrics Course on Friday 15th February.
David was a great teacher, he explained the course objectives well, asked what my intentions were for the course and explained the information in a really easy manner. I was a complete newbie to Electrics and have come away from the course with a wealth of knowledge and confidence.
I will definitely be putting my training into practise myself at my home. Additionally, I now have confidence in larger jobs and explaining to the experts what I need and knowing that i have a little of their language means I feel secure in requesting work by qualified persons without fear.
Kelly - - #19868
David was a super nice guy, very down to earth and easy to chat to.
The Basic Electrical Course was excellent very easy to understand and gave me a good knowledge in the basics and to stay alive :)
would highly recommend this course for anyone how would like to know more than the average person when it comes to electrics and safety.
Jody Woodcock - - #19826
Useful course. David is very thorough is explaining the basics of electrics and made sure to include all abilities with within the sesson.
Kate - - #19581
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